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Wear Your Voice Magazine 7 month birthday!

7 is a great number – I love it and I consider it to be lucky – so why not celebrate the 7 month anniversary of WYVmag?

That’s right – 7 months ago today we launched this magazine with a vision to change the face of media & redefine the way we represent women – to have real conversation about real people, written by real people. I want to take a moment to celebrate the amazing success we’ve had so far with a quick reflection on what we have achieved since I gathered with my newly formed then small team around my kitchen table; where I later relocated myself to a pop-up office in downtown Oakland at Urban Stitch Boutique.

The WYV pop-up space at Urban Stich - thanks to Alana Rayford!

The WYV pop-up space at Urban Stich – thanks to Alanna Rayford!

Right from the beginning, as we were starting out – I knew we were on an awesome trajectory when someone sent me this photo which needs no more words…

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It all started with our amazing successful coming out party at the Oakland Indie Awards where people really started noticing us ….

And now…this is the amazing part…

461 articles


48,891 pageviews later….

…That’s right all – there have been 461 articles , and counting, written by the amazing WYV team and extended family of  guest writers. My desire was to have quick funny, digestible, meaningful articles and that’s exactly what we’ve achieved – articles that can be read in a few minutes, that leave you gagging for more! And with almost 50,000 page views, and counting….

What has been most gratifying is YOU the readers telling me how much you love the magazine, YOU all #wearyourvoice – not in my wildest dreams would I have thought that random people I don’t know would come up to me with “oh, you’re Wear Your Voice?? – cool!!!” – and my answer is . “I’m not Wear Your Voice – the team is, the people of Oakland are”. This wouldn’t be anywhere without you. Just last month, we were noted by the readers of the East Bay Express newspaper as the Best New Magazine. What an amazing feat!!!


Honored! Fashion on the Square #FOTS10

 Stay tuned for more great stuff and even more expansive content coming up in the future

We are just at the beginning and I can’t wait for what the future holds for us but I know it’s only goodness.We have so much more to do and we’re just getting started! Thank you to the amazing team of Wear Your Voice !!! Y’ALL ROCK…